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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brother-, Brether-part, n. [Brother n. 4.] The portion of an inheritance falling to one of two or more brothers. — 1514 Rec. Earld. Orkney 89.
Togidder with the laundmallis of the eldast bruthir part
1564 Ib. 272.
All and haill my brother pairt of heretage arit be me
1601 Ib. 175.
Acording to thair brethir part
1616 Orkn. & Shetl. Rec. 279.

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